The Nook E-Reader will be coming to the UK this Autumn following the Barnes and Noble’s international expansion announcement.
The UK will be the first place outside the US to be able to purchase the Nook.
The Nook will come into an already crowded market. With the likes of the Amazon Kindle and the iPad, there isn’t much room left for more e-readers.
In terms of the products, there will be the Nook Simple Touch and the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, although the press release says “first products”, suggesting we’ll see more in the future, hopefully matching new releases in the US?
The Nook Simple Touch has a 6-inch E Ink touchscreen display with an 800 x 600 resolution. It comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and measures 165.1 x 127 x 11.9mm, weighing 212g.
The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight adds the feature that many Kindle owners will want, and that’s a technology that will bathe the screen in light, so you can keep reading in the dark.
“We are proud to be able to offer our top-rated line of NOOK reading devices and our award-winning digital bookstore to the discerning and highly educated consumers in the UK,” said William J. Lynch, chief executive officer at Barnes & Noble.
Barnes and Noble will be partnering with a few “well-known” retailers so you will be able to get the e-readers from your favourite shop.
No pricing has been announced yet, but I would imagine that it will be very close to the price of the Amazon Kindle.
You can find the press release and other information at Nook.co.uk.